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Shallow Water: A practical effects film – Kickstarter

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Once upon a time, before Hollywood ruined the horror and sci-fi genres with endless sequels, remakes, cheap digital effects, shaky cams and a general fear of new ideas, there was a glorious era of wildly blooming innovation. Iconic monsters roamed the theatres, suspenseful storylines amazed the audience, and innovative visuals showed us worlds never seen…

SPECTRUMGEM : Saboteur

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  Between 1983 and 1987, Durell Software produced a handful of games which could compete with the best their fellow 8-bit publishers had to offer. Largely remembered for the big-selling Falklands tie-in, Harrier Attack, Durell also tried their hand at more outlandish projects – such as the superbly named Fat Worm Blows A Sparky. In…

C64GEMS : Wizball

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  Pesky Zark has only gone and done it again, he’s drained Wizworld of colour and left it as a monochrome husk. Now it’s down to the titular hero and his faithful cat to restore it back to radiant glory. Thus begins one of the C64’s quirkiest arcade shooters. Quirky–but also confoundingly hard. Starting out…

The A-Team

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  It was a show loved like family and had a cast list that resembled a pick’n’mix, but it was one of the best pieces of television for the people of the 1980’s. Let’s takes a flight through the world of the A-Team (although Mr T couldn’t join us as he apparently doesn’t like to fly..)…

Barnsley Badger – Commodore 64 cassette/disk reveal

 

One of the perks for my Commodore 64 Kickstarter was a new game for the C64 called Barnsley Badger. The game comes in two flavours – the cassette version and the disk version. Both come in a presentation box very similar to the one Ultimate used to use for many of their big blockbuster games like Alien 8 and Sabre Wulf – the cassette version is practically the same size whilst the disk version is A5.

Inside both are a badge, poster and a couple of postcards. Check out both videos below to see what the perks looks like – there will spares of both for sale on my site, www.fusionretrobooks.com, in the next few weeks.

Here is the video of the cassette version of the game:

 

Here is the video of the disk version of the game: